On December 2013, Senior Managers of ERI headed by Mr. Akber Hakim, CEO/MD met with visiting foreign partners from ECOREM (Belgium) headed by Dr. Walter Mondt (CEO) in the Banani office. Under the joint venture agreement, ECOREM–ERI has been short listed in the World Bank-CASE project at the Department of Environment (DOE) & Forest under MOEF. ERI team members were Professor Mahbub Hasan, ED (Environment & Climate Change), Engg. M. A. Rahim & Engg. Jahangir Reza. The visiting team included Dr. Stefan Helsen and Maarten Pelgrims. At the end of meeting, both parties have agreed to develop long term collaborative partnership in all environment related projects in the future.